Deaths of Local Interest – Nov. 24, 2016

By on November 22, 2016

George Hargrove III passed away Nov. 11. George was a 1981 graduate of J. P. McCaskey High School and had been a member of the football team. He enjoyed fishing and spent most of his free time on the water. He had been employed by Pfizer, now Johnson and Johnson, in Lititz for over 30 years. George was loved by so many, he was always willing to help out when needed.

Lewis H. Laudenberger Jr., 91, passed away Nov. 19 at the Pleasant View Retirement Community after a brief illness. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from the former AMP Corporation where he worked as a machinist. He was very creative, and enjoyed making many crafts for his family and friends from his tinwork and woodworking. Lewis was a well known builder of stock car racing engines in his younger years.

Robert “Bob” L. McCauley, 86, formerly of Lancaster, entered into rest Nov. 14 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim. Earlier in life, Bob had worked at Prudential Insurance; and for Lancaster Newspapers in classified advertising. In 1970 he purchased a building in Millersville, which he gutted and turned into The Barn Door restaurant. He was part of the group that was responsible for getting the football program started at Penn Manor High School in the early 1970s. He was the husband of Erma M. (Mooney) McCauley. They were married 66 years. His sister, Eleanor Johnston, lives in Lititz.

Alvin H. Martin, 71, of Myerstown, died Nov. 18 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Alvin was employed as a farmer and later worked for Wenger’s Farm Equipment in Myerstown for 14 years and D. J. Implements. He was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference in Myerstown. His son, Cleon, married to Sheila Griener Martin, lives in Manheim.

Merian W Randle, 86, of Akron, passed away Nov. 15 at Ephrata Community Hospital. Her daughter, Penny J., widow of Barry L. Knight, resides in Manheim.

Alta I. Yager, 97, formerly of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., died Nov. 14 at Willow Valley Communities, Willow Street. Alta was a 1943 graduate of Ohio State University earning a B.S. in business administration. She was the first woman to graduate from the university’s school of business. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lancaster. Her sister, Joann McOmber, resides in Lititz.

About mhunnefield

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *